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Elías and Márquez take the early reins in mixed session

Elías and Márquez take the early reins in mixed session

Day two at Jerez and the Catalan duo continue the development of their respective machines. They currently lead the time rankings in the Moto2 and 125cc classes.

Sunday morning at the Jerez circuit and the second day of the final Official pre-season Test is underway, with the mixed morning session for the Moto2 and 125cc riders again aided by the good weather conditions that made yesterday a productive day. The effect on lap times has also been noticeable.

As was the case yesterday Toni Elías has assumed the top position on the Moto2 timesheet, although at seven-tenths of a second slower than his time from yesterday. His time of 1’44.775 from this morning arrived after just 16 laps though, a sign that his Moriwaki D600 prototype is at a highly competitive level.

Alex de Angelis (Scot Racing), Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) and Alex Debón (Aeroport de Castello-Ajo) complete the top four as of 1.30pm local time, and are the only riders all under the 1’45” mark. Following swiftly in the timings are Claudio Corti (Forward Racing) and Roberto Rolfo (Italtrans STR) in fifth and sixth respectively. Interestingly, the top five is comprised of five different chassis manufacturers – Moriwaki, Scot, RSV, Suter and FTR.

Marc Márquez commands the 125cc standings at the moment after being beaten to the top time yesterday by Pol Espargaró (Tuenti Racing). The Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider has set a time of 1’46.492 – a stunning effort that has gone well under the official fastest lap at the Andalusian circuit, a 1’46.937 posted by Mattia Pasini in 2006.

Nico Terol (Bancaja Aspar), Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing) and Sandro Cortese (Avant Intact Ajo Motorsport) are the closest rivals to Márquez, with Espargaró and Bradley Smith (Bancaja Aspar) completing the top six times. There has been a fall in the morning for Sturla Fagerhaug (AirAsia Sepang International Circuit), who suffered the same experience on Saturday.

Moto2, 2010

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